Happy Tuesday! For today’s Top 5 Tuesday we are talking about books that we are glad we read. Now I would say at least 75% of the books I read I would say I am glad I did, so I tried to pick books that impacted my reading in some way. These 5 books all helped shape me not only as a reader but also in who I am today. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and now being hosted by Meeghan reads.
Top 5 books I’m glad I read
Number The Stars by Lois Lowry – I read this book along with another back when I was in 4th grade and it opened my eyes to something I had never heard about. World War II and the Holocaust have since been a topic that I have put many hours into reading about and studying. I even majored in history in college.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – My first Austen that gave me my love all things Jane Austen, England and Colin Firth.
Wizard’s First Rule Terry Goodkind – I read this book back in 2000 on a road trip and over my now husband’s shoulder. As soon as he was done with it I had to read for myself. This book was my first fantasy and that genre is still on my favorites, I may not read as much now as I used to but I still love it.
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – After I started reading fantasy I stumbled across this book and became hooked. Juliet Marillier’s books are truly magical in the way she weaves history, story telling and character development. I can not get enough of her books and I anxiously await her next one.
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough – I took this American history class in college that I absolutely hated, my instructor never really taught he just told stories about his life, However, he had a list of books that we had to choose 3 from to do reports on and that is how I found David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is about young Teddy Roosevelt and his life before he was President. If you love history I and haven’t read him yet, I would highly recommend David McCullough.